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Kenneth R. Robb
Residence: Greeley, CO
Lt. Col. Kenneth Roy Robb, 93, formerly of San Antonio went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on February 25, 2013 in Greeley, CO. He was born October 7, 1919 in Greeley to Roy and Myrtle (Poole) Robb.
Kenneth had 23 years service as an infantry officer serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII and Korea. Served 10 campaigns in the African Middle Eastern European theatre and 4 in Korea. Awarded the Combat Infantry Badge with star, Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters and the Bronze star for Valor with three Oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal (two awards)French Crox D Guerre and other service awards. Col Robb taught at the Infantry school between WWII and Korea with later assignments in Hawaii with the 25th Inf Div and in Texas with the Texas Military Dist and in the Headquarters of the 4th Army Recruiting Command. Upon retirement, Dec 1960, he joined the Sales staff of the St Anthony, El Tropicana and Gunter Hotels in San Antonio, TX.
In 1942 Kenneth married Gertrude Mahnken in Kimball, NE. They were happily married for 68 years and both had a passion for volunteering (Red Cross and BAMC) and owned Scenic Tours of Tejas Inc. Col Robb was active with the Lay activities of the Main Post Chapel at Ft Sam Houston. Served on several boards: Texas Hotel Motel Sales Management Assn., Fiesta Flambeau, Christian Senior Services and Wally Byam Carravan Club Texas.
Memorial service will be held 10:00a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at The Gift Post Chapel with inurnment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gift Post Chapel in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
To extend condolences to the family go to adamsonchapels.com.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 10, 2013